The 500 Open Dutch Championship motocross series finally got going on Sunday at Boekel and Jeffrey Herlings was keen to be part of the action at a track near to his childhood home. He was clearly in his element, claiming pole position by a wide margin.

The heavens opened up just as the first heat started, and Jeffrey slotted into second position. He quickly took over the lead He built up a huge cushion, and lapped the majority of the field before crossing the line in first place.

The track was extremely heavy in the second race, which suited Jeffrey. He danced over the obstacles, and lapped everyone up to third place, securing overall victory.

Jeffrey will take the confidence of this victory with him to the next round of the MXGP world championships at Faenza next weekend.

Photocredits: Eric Laurijssen

Overall Dutch Open 500 Boekel:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 100 Pnt
2 Micha Boy de Waal 80 Pnt
3 Rene de Jong 76 Pnt
4 Michael Hool 74 Pnt
5 Kevin van Geldrop 72 Pnt

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM team had a good outing during the international motocross event at Axel. Herlings participated in the event to gain race rhythm ahead of the next GP in Kegums, Latvia, next weekend. 

After having had a good qualifying session, Herlings claimed the holeshot in race one and set a blistering pace.  He opened up a comfortable lead, controlling the race from the front. He eventually crossed the line in first place. 

The second race held some setbacks in store. A rider crashed right in front of Herlings in the first turn, and held him back long enough to drop him well down the field. After passing rider after rider, he finally got within sight of the top five, and finished fifth. 

With his 1-5 results in the heat respectively, Herlings was second overall for the day.  He will now head to Kegums in Latvia for the GP. 

“I’m satisfied with my riding. I haven’t participated in a race for five months now, and it was good to get a tough race under the belt before the world championship season resumes,”  he said.  “The first race went perfectly. In  the second, I had to come back from far back, but still made it to fifth. My feeling on the bike is good, and I have confidence going to Latvia,”  he said.

Overall international race Axel:
1 Romain Febvre 2-1
2 Jeffrey Herlings 1-5
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 4-4

 

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Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team continued along his winning ways by clinching  the international event at Lacapelle Marival in France. After winning the International at Hawkstone Park last weekend, Herlings won both MX1 heats as well as the Superfinal. 

After a wet and muddy Hawkstone Park experience, Herlings was keen to test his mettle in dry conditions. He had won at this event in 2018, and was keen to repeat the feat this time round. He started off well by setting the pole time, and matters never dipped from there. With good starts consistently good lap times and good race management, he rode to comfortable victories in both the MX1 heats, and as an extra sweetener, he also claimed the honours in the Superfinal race. 

This was Herlings’last race before the start of the MXGP world championship season, which will kick off at Matterley Basin in England on 1 March 2020.

Overall international race at Lacapelle Marival:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 50 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 38 Pnt
3 Romain Febvre 37 Pnt
4 Clement Desalle 35 Pnt
5 Pauls Jonass 34 Pnt

 

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM team raked in his first victory of the 2020 season. In truly inclement weather conditions at Hawkstone Park in England, Herlings won the MX1 class, and picked up a lot of rhythm which he can carry forward into the season.

A heavy storm broke over Hawkstone Park on the morning of race day. Howling winds and torrents of rain made for a sloppy and muddy track. Herlings soldiered on, and secured pole position with a comfortable margin. A crash at the start of the opening race left him far behind, and he had to force his way forward from the rear of the pack. Without taking undue risks, he passed rider ahead of him, and he finished third, right in the wheel of the second placed rider.

Herlings made his day better by claiming a holeshot in the second race. He controlled the race from there, and his comfortable victory also gave him overall honours for the day. It was his fourth overall victory at this event.

Jeffrey will continue his preparation for the 2020 world championship season with another international outing, this time at Lacapelle Marival in France.

Overall MX1:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 45 Pnt
2 Shaun Simpson 45 Pnt
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 44 Pnt

 

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory team dominated the international beach race at Loon Plage in France. The man from Oploo won all three heats in majestic fashion and had no serious opposition on the day.

Herlings entered for the race in preparation of the Motocross of Nations in Assen next weekend. His recovery to full form is going according to schedule, and with each outing he is getting closer to his top form.

Herlings was determined to put his best foot forward at Loon Plage, and showed early indications of his intent by posting a qualifying time four seconds per lap quicker than his nearest rival. With Herlings being in this type of devastating form, there was precious little doubt that, barring a major mishap, the day would belong to him, and so it was.

He won all three heats by large margins and was the runaway overall winner of the event. Herlings will conclude his intensive sand training regime this week and then travel the short distance to Assen to fly the Dutch colours at the Motocross of Nations.

Overall international beachrace Loon Plage:
1. Jeffrey Herlings 1-1-1
2. Camille Chapelière 5-4-2
3. Todd Kellett 4-5-3
4. Jeffrey Dewulf 2-2-4

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory team continues to work himself into full race fitness. After his positive return to the world championship series in Sweden last weekend, he participated in his second preparatory race with a view on the Motocross of Nations.

Herlings lined up for an ADAC MX Masters event in Bielstein, Germany. Herlings immediately found a good rhythm on the hardpack track on Saturday.  With a sharp lap, he managed to secure pole posiiton.

Some overnight rain made the track very slippery. After a good start in race one, Jeffrey held the initial lead. He maintained this position for a few laps, until he eventually fell to the attacks of the second placed rider. He remained in close vicinity, but never got the opportunity to challenge for the lead again, and finished second, in the wheel tracks of the winner.

Jeffrey again joined the leading group at the start of race two. After a few laps, he secured second position and rode a tactical race. He is mindful that consistent races are at this stage most important as he builds up his race fitness again. With a another second place finish, he was second overall for the day as well. 

The penultimate round of the MXGP world championships are on the calendar next weekend. The world championship circus travels to Turkey for this race, and then it is the Chinese GP the week after that.

Overall ADAC Bielstein:
1 Pauls Jonass 50 Pnt
2 Jeffrey Herlings 44 Pnt
3 Dennis Ullrich 35 Pnt
4 Pascal Rauchenecker 35 Pnt
5 Lukas Neurather 29 Pnt

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM team finished second at the ADAC MX Masters event in Möggers, Austria. This was his last preparatory race before lining up for a world championship event for the first time this year in Russia next weekend. 

Herlings opted to participate in the event to get himself into top form before his GP kick-off. He qualified second on Saturday, ensuring himself of a good gate.

Clearly not fully on form yet, Herlings scored two second places during the races on Sunday. In the first heat, he finished 20 seconds behind the winner, but in the second race he managed to slink the gap to 7.5 seconds. He also posted the fastest lap time during this race.

With second overall, Jeffrey had taken from the event what he wanted, and he will be all the more prepared when the world championship series resumes in Russia next weekend.

Overall ADAC Masters Series Moggers:
1 Jeremy Seewer 50 Pnt
2 Jeffrey Herlings 44 Pnt
3 Tanel Leok 40 Pnt
4 Dennis Ullrich 36 Pnt
5 Valentin Guillod 32 Pnt

An amazing end to a sensational motocross season for Red Bull KTM. Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeffrey Herlings won all three motos and both categories at a wet but packed RedBud circuit with both Dutchman on the final podium in third place.

The 72nd Motocross of Nations saw the famous annual competition return to the United States for the first time since 2010 and for the third occasion this century. Red Bull KTM flew to Michigan and the revered RedBud circuit almost in full force with Jeffrey Herlings and Glenn Coldenhoff ultimately ruling the races for Team Netherlands. The facility was full of 81,700 hardy spectators who braved rain, damp and mud through the weekend to see Team France own the competition for the fifth time in a row. 

Tony Cairoli won the MXGP Qualification Heat by a comfortable distance on Saturday and was almost upstaged by teammate and MXGP World Champion Jeffrey Herlings who recovered from a first turn crash and last position to eventually reach third place. 

On Sunday Cairoli entered the opening corner too fast and fell, causing a pile-up but was able to recover good points for Team Italy by riding back to 6th. Herlings moved up from 3rd position to take control at mid-race distance and grabbed the chequered flag. In the second moto for the MXGP class the two KTM racers faced the other 450s of the Open category and a rampant Glenn Coldenhoff. Herlings was second to his teammate and won MXGP thanks to his 1-2 scores. The Dutch squad would fill the third step of the rostrum after MX2 rider Calvin Vlaanderen could not start the final sprint with an eye problem. 

Herlings: “Me and Glenn did a great job. I won my first moto and he went 1-1: we deserved to win and it was a shame we didn’t get the results with our MX2 rider. We were so close but Team France were the best today and we should respect that. I want to thank Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for the whole season; they did an incredible job. I also want to thank the Dutch Federation for being behind us. We had a great weekend and some great days here. I’m happy to finish off the season. Next year it will be at Assen and home soil and if Glenn has the same breakfast and we get another result then we can definitely go for the win. It has been a good day.”

Glenn Coldenhoff was produced his best and most emphatic performance of the season. The Dutchman found the perfect combination of starts and feeling around the rough and sandyish soil to streak clear of the field in the first moto and then duplicate his uncatchable form in the second. Even Herlings was powerless to defy #259’s advantage. Glenn was a clear winner of the MX Open class.

Coldenhoff: “This definitely feels good and going 1-1 at the Motocross of Nations is kinda crazy. I have no words. I think this is a great and beautiful track and the conditions were great. It is just a shame for Calvin; he could have finished in the top fifteen easily in the first moto but there were some issues and then he couldn’t start the second one. It has still been a great day to be up here [on the podium] and congratulations to the other teams. We were the strongest today. I loved being out here.”

Results MXGP Class RedBud 2018
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED) KTM (1-2)
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA) Husqvarna (2-3)
3. Tony Cairoli (ITA) KTM (6-4)
4. Eli Tomac (USA) Kawasaki (4-7)
5. Tanel Leok (EST) Husqvarna (12-19)

Results MX Open Class RedBud 2018
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED) KTM (1-1)
2. Alessandro Lupino (ITA) Kawasaki (12-5)
3. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL) Yamaha (6-11)
4. Max Anstie (GBR) Husqvarna (13-6)
5. Max Nagl (GER) TM (11-8)

Final Standings MX of Nations RedBud 2018
1. France, 35 points
2. Italy, 37
3. Netherlands, 41
4. Australia, 48
5. Great Britain, 48

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory team clocked his second event victory of the season at an international event at Lacapelle Marival in France. Herlings won both MX1 heats and the Superfinal for a clean sweep on the day.

After his sweeping victory at Hawkstone Park in England, Herlings was intent on building up his preparation for the world championship season at yet another international event. He started the day off well by claiming pole position. He was unstoppable on the day, and after sweeping to victory in both MX1 heats, he overcame a lesser start in the Superfinal to get the better of Max Anstie and claim that crown as well,

“It was a great weekend,” Herlings commented. “I felt good on the bike and on the track. We had a lot of riding to do today, but that suited me fine. In the superfinal I had some work to do, coming back from fifth to the front. The bike is just perfect at the moment, and I have to thank the Red Bull KTM team for all their hard work. I appreciate all their efforts, and can’t wait to get stuck into the GP season.”

 

Herlings will continue his preparations for the first round of the MXGP world championships which start on 4 March at Neuquen in Argentina.

Jeffrey Herlings of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team won the international event at Hawkstone Park. He rode to victory in both heats as well as in the Superfinal.

After the disappointment at Riola in Italy the week before, Jeffrey was in good form at Hawkstone Park, and started off by claiming pole position.

After a good start in race one, he took over the lead quickly. Despite pressure from Glenn Coldenhoff and Max Anstie, he kept his wits and won the race.

In the second race, he built up a winning strategy after trailing Coldenhoff for most of the heat. He made the pass near the end and claimed the win.

Another good start in the Superfinal gave him a good deck of cards. On the by now very heavy track, he claimed a convincing victory to finish off a perfect day. Jeffrey will be in action at the international event at Lacapelle in France next weekend.

Herlings: “It was a really good day. We were fastest in qualification in the morning so we had the best gate pick all day. I felt good on the track and the weather was a bit gnarly; there was rain and snow! I felt strong and good on the bike and the team did a great job. The conditions have not been easy and I think the club made some excellent work to get the track as rideable as it was. We’ll have our last race before Argentina in France next weekend and I haven’t ridden there for a long time so I’m looking forward to it.”